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    Carpe Velo Yo Spiff's Avatar
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    Need a centerstand that fits my tandem

    On my second tandem now. The first one was too tall for my stoker and we will be selling it.

    I bought an Esge double legged kickstand a few months back and it would not fit my Trek T100. There was not enough clearance between the stand's hinge and the stoker's left chainwheel.

    The new one is a Diamondback Wildwood. Not as nice a bike, but it fits her and the price was only $150. Still a decent entry level LBS quality machine (Aside from the loud paint scheme). The Esge stand has the same problem on the new bike! Not enough room behind the BB and side to side between the stoker's chainwheels. I'm sure I'm not the only one to encounter this issue. Can anyone recommend a stand that will fit? I am aware of the carbon stand that folds up and carries in a mount next to the bottle cage, but I'd like something that is attached if it is possible to find one.

    02 Diamondback Wildwood.jpg

    Thanks.
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    Clipless in Coeur d'Alene twocicle's Avatar
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    This is a really interesting kickstand. It even comes with a bamboo Calfee attached! Now that would prompt KICKSTAND ENVY

    calfee_tall_bike_kickstand_600.jpg

    PS: Anyone know what that double cable device is, attached under the chainstay? It's not a brake caliper AFAIK.
    Last edited by twocicle; 02-13-13 at 09:10 AM.

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    Been tandeming since 1975 and over 230,000+ miles as a tandem duo.
    Have never felt the need/desire to put a kickstand on our tandems, even when on week-long tours.
    If we can't lean bike against something or lay it down then we're in trouble!
    Have seen big kid get on tandem that had a kickstand deployed . . . guess what happened? It, and kid, fell down!
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    Quote Originally Posted by twocicle View Post
    This is a really interesting kickstand. It even comes with a bamboo Calfee attached! Now that would prompt KICKSTAND ENVY

    calfee_tall_bike_kickstand_600.jpg

    PS: Anyone know what that double cable device is, attached under the chainstay? It's not a brake caliper AFAIK.
    Looks like gear cables going to a Rohloff hub.

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    Clipless in Coeur d'Alene twocicle's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dean V View Post
    Looks like gear cables going to a Rohloff hub.

    Doh! Of course it is. I should have noticed the lack of derailleur on the other side. Likely this is a show bike, hence the built-in/on kickstand.

    How about this stoker kickstand? ...

    stoker feet.jpg
    Last edited by twocicle; 02-13-13 at 02:13 PM.

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    This is what we use. Works amazingly well. http://www.click-stand.com/

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    Senior Member Clarabelle's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Spohn View Post
    This is what we use. Works amazingly well. http://www.click-stand.com/
    We use the click-stand as well. Light, compact, and it works well with a tandem, which is too heavy for traditional kickstands. We do use a wall when available, but the click-stand when not. We prefer to keep our machine upright.

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